Presented by Parx Casino®

Thank You

A huge thank you to everyone who made our First Annual Bucks County Food & Wine Festival an amazing success! We would like to thank all our sponsors, participating restaurants and attendees for helping us raise nearly $100,000 for Libartae. We are already looking forward in excitement for the second annual event which will take place in April 2020.

Yeghiche & Aram ManoukianParx Casino®


I have been the hospitality industry for 30 years. I have personally produced and participated in numerous food shows and bridal events over the years and Parx Casino's Food and Wine Festival was an outstanding success. The event was meticulously organized and orchestrated by Parx leadership. he diversity of restaurants and variety of foods being offered were outstanding and offered the attendees a wide variety. With over 1,500 guests coming thru the doors the space didn't feel congested over sold. The cook-off by Parx celebrated and talented chefs as well as celebrity chef Marc Murphy were also a huge success. Looking forward to next year's show!

Cav. Francesco DiCianni

Owner, Celebrations Wedding Venue

For it to be the first ever, it was a good event. I will definitely be back next year. I can see this growing and getting bigger and more restaurants participating — I think they did an excellent job for the first event.

Jawn Appetit Podcast

Libertae is proud to have been the beneficiary of this event. We are thankful to Parx Casino and the numerous sponsors for supporting the women and the children that we serve who are on the path to recovery. This funding will help support the childcare center and our specialty programs for our clients and their families.

Terry Dougherty

Director of Development, Libertae, Inc.

I would like to thank all our guests for coming to the First annual Food & Wine Festival and making it such a special event. I would also like to thank all the participating Bucks County restaurants for such a wonderful job at the Saturday event in the Xcite Center, all the dishes were so well received and were truly delicious. Last but certainly not least, I would like to thank all of our sponsors who were so generous to aid us in putting on this great event and with all festival proceeds going to Libertae Inc., a very worthy cause doing great work for women's recovery to addiction throughout Pennsylvania. Marc Murphy did a fantastic job hosting the event and knowing and speaking with him I know he had a wonderful time at Parx meeting all the participating chefs, owners, and so many of the attendees. We hope to see you all next year at the Second Annual Bucks County Food & Wine festival on April 17 & 18 as the event grows and evolves.

Martin Doyle

VP of Food & Beverage, Parx casino

2019 Cook-off

Chef Marc Murphy vs. Chef Martin Doyle

Special Guest

Featuring special guest host and world-renowned chef, restaurateur, and judge on The Food Network's hit TV show Chopped, Marc Murphy

Event Sponsors

        Xcite Center

        The Xcite Center, located within Parx Casino®, is one the premier, "State of the Art", venues in the North-East United States. Built primarily for top level musical acts, the Xcite Center was designed to produce any kind of event that a client would like to create. Being able to accommodate up to 2,000 people, the event center can be configured as a seated concert venue or as a standing event center for large presentations such as the Bucks County Food & Wine Festival. The stage, being sixty-five-foot-wide, was designed with enough room to host the Philly Pops® Orchestra. The venue has a thirty-four-foot-wide video screen on stage and a sixteen-foot-wide screen on each side of the stage for advertisements and live video. The audio, video, and lighting systems were specially designed for the Xcite Center and has been used by every single artist since opening in Early 2018. The acoustics within the venue has been modified and designed to make the room as close to a studio feel as possible. Just in 2018 within the Xcite Center, Parx Casino® hosted artist and events such as Chicago, Elton John, Steve Miller, Joe Hand Boxing, CFFC, Reba McEntire, Rascle Flatts, and many, many more. We are proud to introduce The First Annual Bucks County Food & Wine Festival in the new, Parx Casino® Xcite Center.


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